We have your answers in rose care – come see

It’s that time of year again – Rose time!
It’s one of our favorite times of the year because we get to see many of the rose lovers in Tucson – from rookies to the well-versed. Even those in the know need a refresher course in what to do for the care of a pretty rose in the Tucson climate.
Our annual Rose Seminar is the perfect place.
As usual, the knowledgeable Dayna Cooper will lead the hour-long – give or take – discussion on the proper care of the many roses we have in stock. This year we have more than 900 with five new varieties. If anyone knows how to care for a rose it is Cooper, who has been giving out advice for years on the proper angle in a cut when pruning to the right fertilizer to the watering schedule.
You want to know? Now is the time to come in and sit in on the discussion. It’s arguably our most-anticipated seminar of the year. It all starts at 10:30 a.m. near our rose garden.
As usual, we’ll have snacks and coffee. Expect to stay awhile and look around at what we have. Order your rose on Jan. 22 and have it ready in March.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 5:24 am on January 15, 2011

Cannot take the cold? We have what can!

So, we are hot (OK, warm) one day and a bit frigid the next . Up and down when it comes to the temps in Tucson but isn’t southern Arizona grand this time of year?
Specific to northwest Tucson you can be cold one day and drive about five miles north and be much colder there.
It’s cold but not too cold. Thank goodness.
But even though it’s been in the 40s and 50s – and yes, even the 30s – this is a great time to plant those plants that can take the cold better than you or I can.
There’s plenty to select from, adding color to a cold winter’s day with something that will last all the way until April – most likely.
We have it, well, because that’s why we are here.
Here’s a few of what would be perfect for this time of year:
• Wildflower seeds and plants (penstemon , blue bells, African daisy, and more)
• Nandina (heavenly bamboo) for nice color
• Euryops (Yellow bush daisy)
• Pyracantha (red berries)
• Photinia (red and perfect for hedges)
• Roses (potted ones are blooming)
• Deciduous fruit trees

And don’t forget, we deliver and plant!

Come on by and we have all the answers to your questions about winter planting. Stay warm and let the plants just mentioned take the cold for you.

Filed under: News — by Katie @ 5:30 pm on January 2, 2011